Teaching Assistant Apprentice-Fixed Term, Ryde, Isle of Wight

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Ryde AcademyRyde, Isle of Wight

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £5.00 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) after the first year
Contract term: Fixed Term

£5.00 per hour within the first year of apprenticeship, national minimum wage (NMW) after the first year

30.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Ryde Academy, based on the Isle of Wight, is an 11 to 18 years Secondary Academy and is sponsored by Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). The school is set in spacious grounds in the town of Ryde which is a short walk from the local esplanade; providing excellent transport links to Portsmouth and Southsea. Ofsted judged us as a ‘good academy’ in January 2017 and our Principal Joy Ballard as ‘an inspirational leader’.

We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant Apprentice to support students across our academy and learn about the varied role of a Teaching Assistant. 

The successful candidate will have a passion for working with young people, along with good literacy and communication skills. We need you to work under the direct instruction of teaching/senior staff, to support access to learning for pupils and provide general support to the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

Training will take place through workplace learning and assessments. 

If you want to be part of our warm, dedicated team, we would love to hear from you. 

During the apprenticeship you will be assigned a  Trainer/Assessor and you will complete a Level 3 Teaching Assistant Standard and the opportunity to gain an additional Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools. You may also be required to complete English, Maths and IT Functional Skills (this will be determined by existing qualifications).  You will be allocated a Trainer/Assessor will assess you in the workplace on a monthly basis. In between these meetings you will have dedicated time away from your job to work on the apprenticeship and collate evidence for your apprenticeship e-portfolio with ongoing support from your Manager and Trainer/Assessor. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be in a real job, with real variety, from day one whilst working towards a qualification.

The successful candidate will have excellent people skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both children and adults. You will be flexible and adaptable with the ability to use your own initiative.

To be eligible for this apprenticeship you will have a minimum 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or Level 4 / 5 and must have resided in the UK or EEA for 3 years prior to the start of the Apprenticeship.

This will be a fixed term position and the duration of the apprenticeship will be determined by the job role and current skills. The minimum length of the apprenticeship will be one year and one week.

To be eligible for the Apprenticeship, applicants must have resided in the UK or EEA for 3 years prior to the start of the Apprenticeship.

This position is required for as soon as possible. 

Closing date for applications: Friday 16 November 2018

Interviews will take place on the week commencing Monday 19 November 2018 

To apply, please click the ‘Quick Apply’ button below.

For an informal discussion please contact Tonia Voller, HR Assistant on 01983 567331.

AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan and childcare vouchers. 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhance checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/a/aetinet.org/aetwebsite/our-teaching-school/initial-teacher-training for further details.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Pell Lane, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 3LN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1983 567331
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